So rather than force a patient to sit down with a dictionary, or lecture them until their eyes glaze over, I talk about the act of doing. Because if you are "doing", you are probably involving your proprioceptive skills. And if I can convince you to do your doing in a particular manner, then you can amplify those proprioceptive skills.
|Osteoarthritis of the hand joints|
|Do circus elephants have better joints than their jungle cousins?|
Look after those fingers,
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